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CIC funnels fund investments via Blackstone, MS: report

Marketwatch – China’s sovereign wealth fund has selected Morgan Stanley and Blackstone Group LP to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in new investments, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The $200 billion China Investment Corp. has finalized an additional […]

Meiji Yasuda, With $244 Billion, to Cut Hedge Funds Holdings

Bloomberg – Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co., with 23 trillion yen ($244 billion) in assets, said it will cut its investments in hedge funds this year as it switches to investments with steadier returns. Japan’s third-largest life insurer will reduce […]

Hunt for Madoff money to drag on for years

Reuters UK – Five months after Bernard Madoff’s massive fraud was revealed, little of his victims’ money has been found and it appears increasingly likely that the worldwide hunt for their missing billions will drag on for years. So far, […]

Obama to get taxpayers to help hedge funds

American Thinker – The credit system has broken down. Banks have cooled on lending (maybe because they are not sure if the Obama administration will force a cram down in the future that would result in their loans being worth […]

Top Hedge Fund Managers Do Well in a Down Year

The Ledger – The financial crisis may have turned much of Wall Street’s wealth into dross, but a select group of hedge fund managers has managed to maintain a golden touch that might make King Midas blush. As major markets […]

Big Madoff Investors Targeted

Financial Times – The trustee charged with tracking down money for victims of Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50bn Ponzi scheme will target big investors – such as hedge funds – that pulled "substantial amounts" of "false profits" out of the broker’s […]

Fund managers put up billions to back cash calls

Times Online – Some of Britain’s most powerful fund managers are setting aside billions of pounds to fund cash calls from sound companies hamstrung by a lack of bank lending. Investment bankers say that they have been inundated with calls from […]

SEC Commissioner Urges Greater Regulation of Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar said his agency should be given the authority to regulate hedge funds after urging Congress “to close the glaring loopholes in securities regulation.” Aguilar, one of the agency’s five commissioners, is among […]

Madoff Avoids Jail, Continues House Arrest

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Bernard Madoff will continue his house arrest at his swanky Manhattan apartment, after a judge refused to send him to prison on Monday. Madoff’s lawyers have pointed out that he has cooperated fully with officials and […]

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